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a simple scratch may have killed a man. urooj khan moved to chicago from india in the late 1980s, and became an american success, eventually owning a string of dry cleaners and real estate, settling into this house on the city's far north side with his wife and teenage daughter. by all accounts, he was a hard working, well liked man. with just one weakness. he loved those scratch-off lottery tickets. >> he was heavy on that, you know. there was a time that he would buy a whole box, 30 tickets, that's $600. >> he would win, sometimes hundreds, even thousands. then last june, he bought two tickets and scratched off a fortune. >> the second one was the lucky one. >> reporter: and what did he win? >> a million dollars. a whole million. >> he was all smiles in this illinois lottery picture. friends say he was excited about the good he could do with all that money. but a month later, instead of living on easy street, he was dead in the rose hill cemetery. on the evening on july 20th, his wife said she made dinner at home, and he went to bed less than an hour later. she said she was awa
: in is a crime time in prime time alert. now, that the cook county medical examiner concluded that khan died of a lethal dose of cyanide, the body scheduled to be exhumed. here is fox chicago correspondent greg wall. >> i got a call at 4:00 in the morning. there was screaming on the phone and i couldn't understand what was going on. >> her sister says she doesn't understand who called her that night but it came from her brother's home. a judge has given approval for khan's body to be exhumed so the medical examiner can conduct a complete autopsy to determine how khan in guested the cyanide that killed him. >> i will be glad to finally know what happened. >> khan was a million dollars lottery winner back in june. he accepted a ceremonial check with his wife and caught fresh a previous marriage standing by his side. on july 20 the day his $425,000 lump sum check was mailed he died in his home from what was later demmed to be cyanide poisoning. since then, 17-year-old jasmin has moved out of the house and her aunt has been appointed guardian. the family says his wife prepared him his last meal,
if it was relative to the case. that is part of any forensic autopsy. >> reporter: khan's window is a 32-year-old and now inside here running the family business. i asked her for an interview but she said she was not ready to talk. she said she and her husband were very much in love, she misses him beyond words and supports the exhumation of his body, hoping it will reveal the truth. but probate court documents suggest all is not so well between khan's widow and his siblings. they paint a picture of of a family deeply divide over control of khan's estate, especially his lottery wings, after taxes came to about $450,000. today no arrests have been made in khan's murder but this khan's neighborhood, rumors spread and fingers point as a deadly duo as old as time may have struck once more on chicago's north side greed and poison. >> that if it was truly murder, that's sad, that get to the point where we, i believe when they say money is the root of all evil, it is true. >> by the way that exhumation is expected to take place on thursday. >>> a well-known immigration activist fights out against he
on the caller's information, lab technicians retested khan's blood and discovered an old killer. >> when it came back in late november, it was definitely in the lethal range for cyanide in the blood. >> i called up science journalist debra blum, author of "the poisoner's handbook." she said cyanide is a horrible way to go. and screaming part of it. >> they'll talk about the classic death scream. almost an involuntary contraction of your dying muscles. >> it's almost a trademark of cyanide? >> it absolutely is. >> how did the poison get into khan, and who could have been responsible? the answers may rest in khan's stomach. it's one reason the medical examiner wants his body exhumed. one of the things you would clearly focus on is what was the last meal or the last food consumed. would that be of interest? >> any autopsy looks at the gastric contents. in some cases we analyze if it's relevant to the case. in this case, we would be looking at the gastric content, but that's part of any forensic autopsy. >> khan's widow is 32 years old and she's now inside running the family business. i asked her fo
in june. it was supposed to have been the start of better times for 46-year-old urooj khan for his wife and daughter. he won a $1 million jackpot in chicago and hoped to pay off his had bills, invest in his drycleaning business and donate money to st. jude's research hospital. >> he was speechless and just like running around and not knowing what to do, jaking hands. >> reporter: in july, just as his one-time payment of $424,000 was mailed out, khan died suddenly. that evening, he had gone home, ate dinner, and went to bed. according to a police document obtained by the chicago tribune. it reports his family heard him screaming, took him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. at that time, his death was determined to be from natural causes a few days later the medical examiner says a relative of khan called to suggest there may be more to the story. more tests were done and sign need was found in his blood. >> once we found that it was qualatatively present, clearly that raises flags because it shouldn't be raised at all. once that was in the mix, i wasn't that surprised that event
a to exhume urooj khan's body, hoping to get answers from the grave. this morning, the mystery over who may have poisoned urooj khan is growing deeper. his widow, still working at the couple's dry cleaning business, declined to speak to abc news. police are not calling her a suspect. but her attorney says investigators questioned her for more than four hours and filed a warrant to search the couple's home. >> absolutely, positively, she had nothing to do with her husband's death. >> reporter: khan won a million-dollar lottery jackpot in july. after picking up his check, his wife says he came home. they ate dinner and went to bed before he cashed the check. after a concerned family member demanded more tests, authorities found a lethal amount of cyanide in his blood, turning the case into a homicide investigation. >> if you think of someone who's drowning, they don't have oxygen in their brain for four minutes. >> reporter: khan did not have a will. and his widow is in a legal fight with his siblings for over $1 million of his lottery winnings, as well as his business and real estate holding
donate in a lot of churches and everything. >> reporter: less than a month later, khan died, shortly after he received his winnings. >> he's a healthy person. i can't even believe. >> that night, khan's sister woke up to a phone call. >> screaming on the phone. i couldn't understand what was going on. i couldn't understand, and the call was from his number. >> khan was found dead, initially determined to be from natural causes, but his family asked authorities to investigate further. >> if new information comes to light, we do revisit cases and reopen them. >> investigators say the new cause of death, homicide by cyanide poisoning. >> it's a very lethal drug. it's a chemical poison. it is basically a biochemical level. so a little bit does go a long way with it. >> khan's family is suspicious behind the motive for his murder. >> he didn't die naturally. something happened to him. >> in probate court documents, khan's brother says he wants to insure khan's daughter from another marriage received her properly share of lottery winnings. >> his wife would not talk to us on camera but sai
, officials believed khan died of natural causes. but after a second look, the medical examiner found evidence of cyanide. investigators will exhume khan's body for further tests. >>> a suspect in the attack on the u.s. consulate in again benghazi is released due to lack of evidence. he was the only suspect in custody over the september 11th attack that killed the u.s. ambassador and three other americans. officials say the release is temporary and the man is still under investigation and is not allowed to leave the country. >>> up next, politically incorrect? that's one of the questions out there. espn announcer brent musbuerger on the game an in the stands last night because of comments of alabama's quarterback's girlfriend and her beauty. some are saying he crossed the line. it is our "news nation" gut check. we'll play you what he said. see, i figured low testosterone would decrease my sex drive... but when i started losing energy and became moody... that's when i had an honest conversation with my doctor. we discussed all the symptoms... then he gave me some blood tests. showed it was low
. authorities announced yesterday they plan to exhume khan's body. khan died the day after his winnings were mailed in july. his wife says she can't believe her husband had enemies. >>> after taking $100 billion in taxpayer money, aig is thinking about joining a lawsuit against the government. filing the claim, claiming the government short-changed stockholders when they took almost an 80% stake in the company. the suit is asking for $25 billion in damages. aig's board of directors will meet to talk about that lawsuit today. >>> an update on that developing story out of new york city. the coast guard is now on the scene of that ferry crash at the south side seaport. at least 57 people have been hurt. one person is in surgery with critical head injuries. the boat hit a loading barge before 9:00 a.m. this morning. the coast guard said it will do drug and alcohol testing on the captain although that is standard procedure. the ferry had about 443 people on board. >>> it's oscar nomination season. we already have nominations for the worst movie of 2012 known as the razzies. here the nominees "tha
the mysterious death of a lottery winner who died before he could collect winnings. mr. khan was killed in july. cyanide poisoning can be difficult to detect a it could be found in a variety of industrial settings. >> if you are going to try to commit the perfect murder this is a good way to do it. if you worked in a metal processing plant, electroplating, worked in a plant where they work with insecticides. >> medical examiners first determined that khan died of natural causes but took another look after a relative called days after his death. refer. >> zorb are speaking out about the death of a rider in russia. this youtube video shows what happened. two rolled down a mountain, off a cliff. a 27-year-old machine died. zor zorb's inventor is distressed. >>> richard blanco will be the inaugural poet. he is the youngest poet ever to receive the honor and the first la teeno. headliners include beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor. >> you will be there? >> we will be there, only because james taylor is there. 19 minutes after the hour. the fiscal cliff averted, but your tax returns will still be
if a lottery winner's body should be exhumed. urooj khan died suddenly after he won a million dollar jackpot. at first it was thought natural causes, but then cyanide was found in his system. >>> a dire warning from leon panetta about the pentagon's budget. he said the military is being forced to prepare for the worse due to the threat of severe budget cuts that are set to kick in on march 1st. this is a result of the fiscal cliff negotiations which failed to end the process known as sequestration. he said it's threatening the pentagon's ability to defend the nation. >> all told, this uncertainty, if left unresolved by the congress, will seriously harm our military readiness. >> panetta said he is being forced to curtail facility maintenance for non-critical activities, to freeze the hiring of civilians and take additional cost-cutti inting measures. >>> a report by the justice department reveals more light on the secret service escort problem last year. overall nine secret service agents implicated in dealing with prostitutes resigned or retired from the service. >>> we could learn today if
on this crazy story. poisoned with cyanide after wisconsining the lottery. now the body of khan will be exhumed to reexpect what caused his death and rule out if anything else may have contributed to it. generally one cyanide tablet will do it. his death was initially ruled a result of natural causes but further toxicology exams showed otherwise. police have not announced any suspects in his wife. and his wife has denied involvement. the autopsy will be completed by the end of the week. terrifying ride for passengers on board a commuter bus in seattle after a strange popping noise sent everyone running off. moments later, the bus burst into flames. no one was hurt. the police say that that is thanks in part to the driver quickly getting everyone off and away from the bus. the cause of this is still under investigation. but investigators say frozen brakes overheated could be to blame. >> well, after years of lies and coverup. lance armstrong may be finally ready to admit to doping. the former seven time tour de france winner will open up to oprah winfrey on interview taped on monday. this is acc
after us? i had an interview with khan who is running for president of pakistan. he said yeah, there are 100 people, maybe 150 in the tribal areas who are doing terrible things. but the united states has now created a million people who hate them because the drones are killing their family members, their tribal members. there was a 16-year-old boy, ed, who came to islamabad. he participated in a public event. two days later a cia drone killed him. well, if he was so bad, why was he at a public event, and why didn't they send somebody to pick him up, put him in jail, and try him? >> this sounds so unlike the moral high ground that president obama talked about. and he, of course, in that interview that we just played a moment ago, brought up the legal aspects of this. what we're doing, in your opinion, is it legal? >> no, it is not. and there is a series of questions about the legality. for the film we're interviewing many legal scholars, and there is a variety of opinions about, you know, the specific ways that we're breaking humanitarian law and international law. and even the
june, khan won $1 million with a scratch-off lottery ticket. the check for his winnings was formally issued on july 19th. khan died the next night at a chicago hospital before he could cash that check. >> you know, originally they ruled that just a death by natural cause. and then when a family member said hey, look a little bit more, they found the cyanide in his body. >>> chuck hagel firing back at critics who question his support for israel. in his first interview since the president nominated him to be defense secretary, the former nebraska senator told a lincoln newspaper his record is being distorted and an accurate assessment will reveal unequivocal total support for israel. >>> and in the next hour of "early start," we'll be joined by peter beinart, correspondent for "newsweek" and the daily beast about the implications of hagel's nomination. >> a fascinating talk. >>> james holmes is expected in court today again in colorado. a police officer testified that holmes was, quote, very, very relaxed. the preliminary hearing will determine if holmes will stand trial in this case.
family heard him screaming. khan was taken to st. francis hospital at evanston where he was pronounced dead. the medical examiner tells the tribune there were no signs of trauma, no signs of drugs in his blood. it was determined he died of natural causes. at the request of a relative, the me's office did toxicology tests which showed he died of a lethal amount of cyanide. he owned three north side dry cleaners, opening the first one on the 2200 block of west devan. >> he was very nice. nice person. very helpful, very gentle, you know? a hard working person, you know? i mean, in a short time he would come in and manage to have like three businesses, and that tells you how -- what kind of person he was for his family. >> so far no arrests have been made. we'll be watching the case closely for any new developments that was judy wang from our chicago affiliate wgn. >>> my next guest says he went to see the new texas chainsaw massacre 3-d movie and felt sick. just to be sitting in the theater and watching it. he's going to join me to explain why he thinks hollywood has a gore obsession and
on july 19th. khan died the next night before he could cash the check. >> wow. >>> robert griffin iii headed to florida to see a specialist after tests on his right new reveal potential ligament tears. mike shanahan facing all sorts of heat to allow him to continue to play. rg3 says many may question, criticize, and think they have all of the right answers, but sfru been few have been in the line of fire in battle. you either step aside and give in or continue the fight. they can't tell how badly the ligaments are damaged. he this injury in college. they may have to go in and see how bad it is. >> if they tore an acl, they have to go in and see how bad it is. >> they don't know if it's a new tear or part of the old tear. >> if you don't play, they say you are a us with, and if you do play, they say you're irresponsible. no way you can win. >> i love his tweet. it's his coach whose responsibility is to protect the player and make the tough decision, and the medical team. >> i'm on a tear this morning. >> how much of the national championship game did you watch last night? >> those gian
to have a more favorable opinion of, oh, root canals, the rock band nickel back, genghis khan and cockroaches. the survey found congress was more popular that telemarketers, lindsay lohan, north korea and the ebola virus, they have that. >>> oprah winfrey lands the first tv interview with lance armstrong since he lost his tour de france titles. will she be the one who finally gets to the bottom of the cheating scandal? >>> 18 minutes past the hour. checking our top stories now a white house official tells cnn all u.s. troops could leave afghanistan by the end of next year, that's one possibility that will depend on whether afghan security forces are fully trained and whether afghanistan gives legal cover to any u.s. troops after the nato mission ends. other possibility was for 6,000 to 15,000 u.s. troops to remain after 2014, a final decision could be months away. >>> in the wake of the connecticut school shooting a vermont town is looking to ban assault weapons. burlington town leaders are considering changing the charter to eliminate assault rifles and high capacity maing sc
cashing his winning check. the paper reports that urooj khan's in-laws had run into money troubles. court documents show that his widow has been battling with his siblings for control of his estate, which includes about $500,000 in prize money. >>> there's new hope in the battle of a deadly form of cancer in women. the pap test used to find cervical cancer, may be used to fight cancer of the uterus and ovaries. researchers are using pap tests to zero in on cancer cells. in one study, they were able to zero in 46% of the time. >>> finally, a frighteni eninen encounter at a ski resort in vermont. that skier is being chased by that moose. the moose decided he'd had enough and turned uphill, has only moos can. the skiers cannot. that skier, though, quickly became a runner. he took his skis off to get away. narrowly avoiding what would have been disaster. >> wow. >> you run into moos in the wild, it's nothing. the skier-turned-runner, his life flashed before his eyes. >> i don't blame him. amazing he was able to walk away. >> thank you. >>> let's do some "pop news," shall we? good morning to y
. after urooj khan died, his wife tried to cash in the check. >> the wife and him were alone. they have a two-story house. she was upstairs with him. nobody else was there. no other family member was not there. yasmine was downstairs and she was sleeping. >>gretchen: police questioned the wife but have not named any suspects yet. the 911 call is chilling. you're about to hear a man telling cops his wife just shot an intruder. >> she screaming at him? >> she shot him a lot. she shot him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. she's shooting him. >>gretchen: the man was talking to police on one line. his wife was on the other. she was hiding in a crawl space with her two children. an intruder had just broken into their home in georgia. his wife shot him five times. he is alive but on a ventilator. you're not seeing things. these are human smurfs singing the blues accused of shooting a man because he refused to light a cigarette for them. this is a driver freaking out workers at a restaurant drive-thru. >> hello. oh my god! >> hello! are you serious? >> oh snap. >> oh my god! >>gretchen:
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